Whether you studying for school or career exams, trying to fix your car, learning a new language, or mapping your family tree, the library will help you on your way. As a library patron, you have access to a large number of online databases that you can access at your convenience.
Browse our online databases and other resources by alphabetical listing. If you’re working from outside the library, you’ll have to enter your library card number in order to access the database.
provides postsecondary students with peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and more.
Access World News
A comprehensive resource that includes a variety of news publications worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles as well as newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more.
Ancestry.com Library Edition
Search for genealogy & historical records in stories & publications, as well as photos & maps. In-library access only.
AP (Associated Press), one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world, has been capturing the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years.
Ask Here PA
Pennsylvania’s statewide 24/7 live Chat reference service—free to all residents of Pennsylvania—is a quick way to get answers to your questions. Ask your question. A librarian is on hand to chat with you. It’s that easy. If your question involves lengthy research, we’ll get you started in the right direction or provide information about other resources.
“The database offers 30 million business & executives profiles, 220 million residents, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, 2 million new businesses, 2.3 million live job listings, interview tips, resume templates, background/criminal search and much more. The database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, marketing research, employment opportunities, background/criminal searching, finding friends and relatives, and much more!”
Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource for grades pre-K – 3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to help build a love of reading.
Books & Authors
Powered by Gale’s popular What Do I Read Next? series, Books & Authors connects readers from every level of reading proficiency to fiction and non-fiction books that match their interests.
provides live online tutoring for elementary, middle school, high school, intro college, and adult education as well as offering a Learning Suite & Writing Lab. Adults can also receive help writing a resume, practicing a test, learning more about Microsoft Office and more. Click on the “Adult Learners” button at the top of the Brainfuse page to access these resources.
offers thousands of lessons, quizzes, and tests to help you master academic concepts including practice tests for SAT, ACT, GED, career test prep, job resources and resume/interview prep, essential computer skills business/career writing help and more!
Business Insights: Essentials
offers information, full-text articles, and statistical data about companies and industries for business owners, marketing professionals, investors, and students.
This e-resource provides access to biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today’s most influential authors.
This interactive e-book collection for grades 3 – 6 offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues.
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
– “The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science…The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others.” –DPLA website.
LML has partnered with Driving-Tests.org to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their PA driving tests! Choose from several different permit tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials. No library card number or personal information is needed! This resource is also great for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of PA’s traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license.
eBooks on EBSCOHost
provides access to hundreds of thousands of books from the world’s leading publishers across all major subject areas.
Educator’s Reference Complete
provides access to 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Its key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of select reference eBooks which includes subjects such as the Arts, biography, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, nation and world, religion and science.
is a general interest periodical resource, offering more than 8,000 titles. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.
Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (GREENR)
focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. It provides news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, economic development, etc.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more. A broad collection of full-text reference works is included!
Heritage Quest Online
Search the U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930), family genealogies and local history articles, Revolutionary War era pension and bounty-land warrant application files, and individuals in Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874), founded to serve African Americans.
supports Spanish-speaking researchers with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.
is a full-text newspaper resource that provides more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
InfoTrac Student Edition
provides secondary school students with access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books, covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
provides elementary-aged students with age-appropriate, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc.
provides a quick and easy way to create customizable legal documents. By following a simple step by step process, users will be able to create a large variety of state specific legal forms. After a document has been completed, users will have the option to print, download or save their form to LawDepot’s secure archive. All LawDepot documents have been developed by an experienced team of in-house lawyers and are regularly updated to ensure accuracy.
Search the library’s collection of print, movies, music and electronic materials.
International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder’s collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.
Magill’s Medical Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and other medical issues, while also addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information for all diseases and disorders. To access from home, click here.
Morning Call Archives
Powered by Newsbank, the Morning Call Archives provides full-text access to the Morning Call newspaper from 1984-present.
NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, author read-alikes, articles, lists and more. NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages.
Pennsylvania Job Resources
POWER Library highlights job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These PA government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers. Resources for veterans are available too that will help veterans transition into the work force by translating their existing military skills into civilian terms.
A POWER Library webpage dedicated to serving kids. Kid-centered e-resources, Chat with a librarian, Books, movies, and more, and PA Photos and Documents, are presented in a single, kid-friendly interface. This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.
Vast collection of online resources in art, music, business, education, health, literature, science and much more! This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.
(formerly Zinio for Libraries) RBdigital Magazines features full-color, digital editions for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download. Patrons are able to select both new and back issues, adding them to personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits to the number of magazines checked out. Popular magazines such as US Weekly, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, Newsweek, Esquire and Readers Digest are just a few of the popular titles available. All you need is a library card in order to take advantage of this great resource!
Research in Context
provides middle school students with language arts, social studies, and science curriculum support through age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, etc.
Rosetta Stone Library Solution
offers patrons the award-winning interactive approach used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library–or anywhere, anytime. This vital resource includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more. Patrons can also take advantage of available mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce their language learning wherever they may be. For help with the mobile app, please click here
Science Reference Center
This e-resource contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, Science Reference Center includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.
The truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth about people, places, nature, history, science, and more! TrueFLIX provides eBooks that are enhanced with a related content in a variety of text types and media–including primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites. This science and social studies resource for 3rd through 6th graders includes a “Resources & Tools” section which offers lesson plans, quizzes, promotional materials and other downloadable resources.